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'His name is Tony.. Tony Montana': Crime victim's mate's cheeky response to questions by journalists

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A 23-year-old tradesman from Preston in Melbourne woke up about 4am to the sound of two men allegedly using a grinder to cut his 4WD and $30,000 worth of building equipment from a tree so they could steal it.... Read full article

Introducing Sydneysiders to modern tarab – music that elates the soul

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For the first time in Sydney, classical Arabic music pieces are rearranged and performed with a modern touch to suit the Western ear. Highly acclaimed tarab musicians are presenting Middle Eastern music with an exciting and refreshing approach.... Read full article

NSW State Reference Library renamed the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room

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One of Australia's leading libraries has honoured one of its greatest advocates, the former governor of New South Wales Marie Bashir. The State Reference Library of NSW will now be known as the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room.... Read full article

Australia Foils 'Terror Plot' to Bring Down Airplane

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Australia has foiled an Islamist-inspired "terrorist plot" to bring down an airplane with an improvised explosive, authorities said Sunday, after four people were arrested in raids across Sydney.... Read full article

Google Looking to Future after 20 Years of Search

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Google celebrated its 20th birthday Monday, marking two decades in which it has grown from simply a better way to explore the internet to a search engine so woven into daily life its name has become a verb.... Read full article

Muslim bride's unique Martin Place tribute

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As the Sydney siege memorial grows, a Muslim bride has made a pilgrimage to Martin Place on her wedding day. Manal Kassem was adorned in a white dress, hijab and veil when she laid her wedding bouquet on the river of floral tributes...... Read full article

Is this the end of shisha? New smoking laws may snuff out Middle Eastern water pipes in outdoor cafe

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LAWS banning smoking in outdoor dining areas from July 6 may spell the end of Parramatta’s popular shisha restaurants.... Read full article

Tannourine

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Tannourine is a Lebanese municipality located in the Batroun District, part of the Mohafazah of North-Lebanon, 75 km from the capital Beirut. Tannourine is the plural of the Syriac word Tannour. A Tannour is an old stone oven used in ancient times. ... Read full article

Lebanese IS Fighter First to be Stripped of Australian Citizenship

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An Islamic State fighter carrying the Lebanese nationality has become the first Australian to be stripped of his citizenship under anti-terrorism laws, authorities and reports said.... Read full article

Pride of Australia: Dr Jamal Rifi named as finalist in Fair Go medal

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Dr Rifi moved to Australia to study medicine in 1984. Ever since, he has worked hard to build bridges between the Muslim and non-Muslim communities, founding several organisations including Muslim Doctors Against Violence.... Read full article

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